Honeymoon Style: Solace Seekers

Caracao Beach

 

You’re a laid back couple who feel that the word vacation is synonymous with relaxation. Or maybe the two of you have just been busy planning the wedding that nothing sounds more appealing right now than a quiet honeymoon in a secluded spot.

Water Bungalows at Lemeridien in Bora Bora

Off the beaten path honeymoon accommodations can range from luxury over water bungalows  in French Polynesia to quaint cottages in St. Barths.

Spend days swimming in turquoise waters, getting in-room spa treatments, and napping in hammocks under shady palms.

Look forward  to serious alone time and return home refreshed and renewed.

Solace Seekers Destinations:

* Bora Bora

* Curacao

* Kauai

* Moorea

* St. Barths

* St. Martin

When you are ready to book your honeymoon give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com.

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Top 10 Spa Experiences

Spa Experience

Relax, Unwind, Rejuvenate

1) Conquer jet lag with an aromatheraphy bath and deep-tissue massage

2) Drift away with a nighttime treatment including in-room massage, turn-down service, and warm tea

3) Bring out your golden tan with a tropical oil exfoliation

4) Hydrate with a luxurious black pearl facial

5) Rejuvenate tired feet with an energizing lemon and lime soak

6) Polish skin to a silk glow with an exfoliating lime and ginger body rub

7) Detoxify with a warm volcanic mud wrap

8  ) Share a romantic beachfront couples massage

9 ) Smooth and shine locks with a lustrous palm oil hair treatment

10) Soothe tired eyes with calming collagen and rice powder

Whatever your idea of the perfect experience, whether for a week or a weekend, there’s a destination to meet your need. So go on, reward yourself!

When you are ready to have a spa getaway, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

Taha’a & Raiatea

Taha'a & Raiatea

Taha’a is often referred to as the Vanilla Island due to the numberous plantations of this aromatic “black gold” that flourish in the fertile valleys of this peaceful island and offers a glimpse of the traditional, tranquil life of the Tahitians.

Here, this flower-shaped island’s simple beauty is charmed by soft mountain shapes and is surrounded by tiny motus with bright sand beaches.

Taha’s coral reef and it’s gardens share a spectacular lagoon with Raiatea.

Raiatea, meaning “faraway heaven” and “sky with soft light”, was first named Havi’i after the homeland of the ancient Polynesians and is the most sacred island in the South Pacific.

The second largest Tahitian, Raiatea, was the center of royalty, religion, culture and history and from here the great war canoes set out for Hawaii and New Zealand to colonize new shores.

Accommodation Suggestions:

1) La Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

2) Vahine Island Resort

Give us a call today to book your vacation escape to Taha’s & Raiatea at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

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Destination Wedding Spotlight: St. Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort Wedding on the Beach

Come to St. Lucia and it will not take you long to see why the island became known as the Helen of the West Indies – and why the French and British empires spent almost two centuries fighting to possess her. The island’s French legacy can still be heard in the local patois, seen int he many Gallic place-names and enjoyed in the irrestistible French Creole cuisine to be found in hotels, restaurants and bistros.

St. Lucia is large enough to provide visitors with breathtaking contrasts and small enough to ensure that those who want to laze their days away in peace and quiet can do just that. The climate on the island is tropical with temperatures ranging from 70 – 90 Fahrenheit. The rainy season is June – November, but don’t expect a constant downpour; rather, there are numerous short but incredibly intense showers. Trade winds provide breezes year-round, regardless of the season.Perfect for a day at the beach!

You’ll see banana and cocoa plantations, the crater of a dormant volcano, bubbling sulphur springs, mineral springs where visitors can bathe, 18th century forts and sleepy coastal villages. And could you really leave St. Lucia without seeing the Pitons, the massive twin volcanic cones that have become the island’s signature image? Lovers will search out secluded beaches, night-owls will find entertainment in the hotels, and bars, and yacht crews will find dozens of safe harbors, from small coves to an 83-acre marina and the large natural harbor, once the world’s 14th busiest port, which is overlooked by Castries, the lively capital town where French Creole houses can still be seen. Divers, snorkelers, hikers and golfers will all find happiness on St. Lucia.

St. Lucia is the perfect destination for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons. The natural beauty of this Caribbean tropical island seems to have been created for romantics. Palm fringed beaches, elegant old plantation houses, the soft tropical air, hypnotic steel band music, the tantalizing aroma of the cuisine all combined to make weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries popular on St. Lucia. St Lucia offers you the freedom of having your wedding just the way you want it. Wonderful climate, astounding beauty and friendly islanders make St. Lucia simply perfect, Simply Beautiful for your special wedding day.

Here is a list of the documents that you need to obtain a marriage license in St. Lucia:

* Valid Passport & Original Birth Certificate

* Divorce Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)

* In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required

* If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required

* If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of a consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public

* Residency requirement of 2 business days unless an express fee is paid

* If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available

Now is the time to all Carter Elite Travel to assist in making your Destination Wedding/Honeymoon come true. We are Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoons Specialists and truly enjoy assisting our couples to make their dreams come true.

Call one of our Romance Experts to get started at 310-722-3099 or send a email to DW@carterelitetravel.com!

Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist

Huahine & Tuamotu Islands

Huahine

Huahine, with its lush forest, untamed landscape, and quaint villages, is one of Polynesia’s best-kept secrets and home to many of French Polynesia’s most important archeological sites.

Made up of two islands known as Huahine-Nui and Huahine-Iti, it is surrounded by a deep, crystal-clear lagoon with magnificent bays, white-sand beaches, and is rich in marine life, making this a travel destination you will never forget.

Tuamotu Islands: In contrast to the dramatic peaks of the high islands such as Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, the low islands of the Tuamotu Archipelago are equally dramatic, having the largest collection of coral atolls in the world.

The largest of these is Rangiroa, with its immense 42 mile long, 16 mile wide turquoise lagoon.

A mecca for divers, this natural aquarium is home to a vast array of marine life and coral.

Accommodation Suggetions:

1) Te Tiare Beach Resort

2) Relais Mahama

3) Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

4) Manihi Pearl Beach Resort

5) Hotel White Sand Beach Fakarava

Give us a call today to book your vacation escape to Huahine at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

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Bora Bora

Aerial View of Bora Bora

Bora Bora is one of nature’s most inspired creations with a lagoon resembling an artist’s palette of blues and greens.

Dominated by two magnificent peaks, Pahia and Otemanu, it has an impressive backdrop of a majestic multi-colored lagoon which many consider the most beautiful in the world.

Seen from the air, Bora Bora has been compared to that of a tiny emerald in a setting of turquoise, encircled by a sheltering necklace of sparkling pearls.

Life here is casual and relaxed.  A place of dramatic beauty, warm waters, and gentle climate.

For many travllers, the colorful and majestic setting of Bora Bora offers unlimited possitilites.

Honeymooners, and romantics from around the world have laid claim to Bora Bora.

From the extraordinary scenery to the privacy and amenities of the overwater bungalows, it is unquestionably the most romantic of the Pacific Islands.

Accommodations Suggestions:

1) Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort

2) Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa

3) Le Moana Resort

4) St. Regis Bora Bora

5) Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Give us a call today to book your vacation escape to Bora Bora at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

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Moorea

Moorea

Moorea, which has often been linked to James Michener’s mythical and idealized island of Bali Hai, is only 17 km (12 miles) from the main island of Tahiti.

Here, the volcanic peaks soar magically out of the ocean in an explosion of green velvet and reflect in the tranquil waters of Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay.

A wide, shallow lagoon surrounds the island’s mountains where poetic threads of waterfalls tumble down the cliffs.

Pastel-painted houses surrounded by gardens of hibiscus and birds of paradise, circle the island in a fantasy of happy, yet simple villages.

It is a relaxed, barefoot existence that prevails and there is real ambiance here.

From warmth of the air scented heavily with tropical flowers which blanket the valleys to the fiery romantic sunsets that signal the end of another fabulous Tahitian day.

Accommodations Suggestions:

1) Les Tipaniers Moorea

2) Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa

3) Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

4) Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa

5) Sofitel Moorea La Ora Beach Resort

When you are ready to book your vacation getaway to Moorea, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

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